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link: 2010 article but still worth reading #en / Ruby is NOT a Callable Oriented Language (It enables s-Object Oriented

Tore Darell , Posted February 21, 2010, 7:10 am I think one of the things that makes Ruby what it is is the forced encapsulation of attributes. Ruby objects don’t have attributes, they only have methods that access instance variables that are hidden from the outside. This contrasts with for example JavaScript (I don’t know Python very well), where objects only have attributes, but some of those attributes (properties in JS lingo) happen to be functions, in which context they’re called methods. I think both implementations are elegant, but we can’t have both at the same time*. So, while Ruby can’t pass functions around as easily and elegant as JavaScript, JavaScript has no built-in encapsulation and programmers have to resort to getThis and setThat methods, exposing the difference between properties and methods. And, as all good programmers know, we should encapsulate prope...

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